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1. embellish

verb. ['ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ'] add details to.

Synonyms

  • overstate
  • pad
  • blow up
  • hyperbolise
  • amplify
  • exaggerate
  • magnify
  • glorify
  • hyperbolize
  • dramatize
  • lard
  • embroider
  • aggrandize
  • dramatise
  • overdraw

Antonyms

  • colored
  • achromatic color
  • colorlessness
  • blacken

Etymology

  • embellir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Embellish

  • relish
  • mellish
  • hellish
  • elish

How do you pronounce embellish?

Pronounce embellish as ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ.

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How do you spell embellish? Is it embelish ?

A common misspelling of embellish is embelish

Sentences with embellish


1. Verb, base form
If you want to get crafty, buy a plain one and embellish it with store-bought accessories.

Quotes about embellish


1. How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? And the longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, but—mainly—to ourselves.
- Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

2. There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?
- C. JoyBell C.

2. embellish

verb. ['ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ'] make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc..

Synonyms

  • colour
  • bespangle
  • tinsel
  • barde
  • alter
  • gild the lily
  • illuminate
  • scallop
  • dress
  • bedight
  • adorn
  • applique
  • color
  • filet
  • blazon
  • prank
  • bejewel
  • bedizen
  • encrust
  • stick
  • festoon
  • fledge
  • illustrate
  • change
  • incrust
  • garnish
  • redecorate
  • beautify
  • enamel
  • landscape
  • vermiculate
  • begild
  • caparison
  • spangle
  • deck
  • foliate
  • inlay
  • trim
  • grace
  • braid
  • bedeck
  • emblazon
  • flight
  • bead
  • smock
  • lacquer
  • fringe
  • embroider
  • broider
  • engild
  • jewel
  • garland
  • pipe
  • stucco
  • wreathe
  • paint the lily
  • fret
  • decorate
  • panel
  • beset
  • ornament
  • hang
  • modify
  • gild
  • tart up
  • dress ship
  • dress up
  • fillet
  • flag

Antonyms

  • whiten
  • colorless
  • uninterestingness
  • colorful

Etymology

  • embellir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. embellish

verb. ['ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ'] be beautiful to look at.

Synonyms

  • deck
  • decorate
  • grace
  • ornament
  • adorn
  • beautify

Antonyms

  • unweave
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • embellir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. embellish

verb. ['ɪmˈbɛlɪʃ'] make more beautiful.

Synonyms

  • titivate
  • polish
  • improve
  • dress
  • suit
  • smarten up
  • spruce
  • beautify
  • curry
  • ameliorate
  • shine
  • groom
  • smoothen
  • spruce up
  • smooth
  • prettify
  • fancify
  • become
  • tittivate
  • window-dress
  • better
  • amend
  • meliorate
  • dress up
  • spiff up
  • slick up

Antonyms

  • uglify
  • discolor
  • chromatic color
  • uncolored

Etymology

  • embellir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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